Regus-Commissioned Study Finds Widening Gap Between Workplace Changes and Workforce Changes

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Networking, Trust Are Two Key Elements of Successful Workplaces

Our study found that organizations with trust-based workplaces -- those that grant their employees a level of independence over when and where they work -- are financially out-performing their competitors.

A recent study of U.S. business leaders commissioned by Regus, the global provider of innovative workspace solutions, found that more than eight out of 10 business leaders see significant change occurring in their workplaces, but only six out of 10 claim to have successfully changed in the past, a gap that has nearly tripled since 2006.

"Today's workforce thinks beyond the four walls of an office, but today's business leaders continue to restrict their thinking to these traditional office environments," said Guillermo Rotman, CEO of the Regus Group Americas. "Our study found that organizations with trust-based workplaces -- those that grant their employees a level of independence over when and where they work -- are financially out-performing their competitors."

Another common characteristic identified among over-performing companies is a socially networked workplace, where business leaders actively encourage employees to engage and collaborate with like-minded people beyond the traditional workplace boundaries.

Other key findings from the study include:

  •     Two-thirds of leading companies are implementing extensive innovations to their workplace models.
  •     More than 40 percent of business leaders surveyed said they're changing their workplace models to become more collaborative.
  •     More than 80 percent believe investment in socially networked workplaces will have a positive organizational impact.

"Today's economic turmoil has completely torn up the workplace rule book," Rotman said. "Business leaders must consider multiple workplace experiences for their employees and themselves, combining the best of the traditional, remote and virtual workplace scenarios and cultures to build long-term success. By creating leading-edge workplace solutions that promote collaborative working environments Regus has helped some of the world's most demanding organizations seamlessly transition to the workplace of the future. Smart companies can build a high-performing organization, while at the same time lowering their real estate costs."

This research represents an ongoing annual study and reflects back over six years of dialogue with business leaders on workplace challenges. We employed a Delphi approach* for soliciting the views of business leaders from large and small organizations. For the purposes of this research, the term "business leader" represents a catch-all for senior executives (CEO, CFO, HR, Real Estate, and some CIO's with responsibility for workplace strategy.

*A process used in business forecasting for reaching a consensus through a combination of face-to-face discussions, focus group forums, and surveys. This creates an anonymous solicitation of feedback for comparison and analysis.

About The Regus Group
The Regus Group is the world's leading provider of pioneering workplace solutions, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the largest network of videoconferencing studios. For more information please visit http://www.regus.com.

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